Finding Community

Aerial Dance is my third pole studio. My third studio with different instructors, different students, different curriculum, and different names. I trained at my first studio for one year before studying abroad, where I was fortunate enough to find a studio nearby my...

Juggling Identities

Rarely do people fit into a single category. Whether it be our gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, religious beliefs, occupation, language, or even the clothes we wear, often conflict arises between two or more of our identities. We know this to be...

A New Perspective on Body Image

Before starting pole, I was self-conscious. Having recently gained the “Freshman 15”, I was sensitive about my weight and size. I buoyed between not caring about my physical appearance and meticulously tracking everything I put in my mouth, making sure I was consuming...

Movement Meditation

 Ah, meditation.  The magical tool of ancient guru’s and modern day CEO’s alike.  Meditation has been practiced since the dawn of man. Though we may most easily associate it with Buddhism, meditation has been a part of all the world’s cultures and the...

Your happiness is worth everything!

My name is Trista. And let me just say, 2019 has been a whirlwind for me. I joined Pole Class because dancing with women who have similar end goals helped give me something to look forward to in all the dark times. It’s hard when you have children and nobody to...

No Judgement Zone

I remember feeling really nervous on my first day of my first class because I didn’t know what to expect. I thought to myself, “what if I’m terrible and people are judgemental?” But when I left after the first day was finished, I left feeling really happy with my...